[PD] key and keyup question

James Dunn james at 4thharmonic.com
Sun Jul 12 16:42:47 CEST 2009

Quoth Lorenzo, on 12/07/09 14:46:
> Hi all,
> I'm a little confused by the behaviour of the [key] and [keyup] objects.
> What I'd expect is that they 'bang' and output the number only and 
> only when a key is pressed (key) or depressed (keyup), while it looks 
> like while a key is kept pressed they go on banging. Also a [keyup] 
> seems to bang even when a key is 'down'.
> This also poses somewhat a problem with keyboard 'poliphony' say I 
> keep a key pressed while also pressing other[s].
> Is my expectation simply wrong? I noticed that the behaviour is 
> different when pressing keys like SHIFT, CTRL etc.
> Also I see from the help this is system dependent, I see this on Linux 
> (ubuntu 9,04 - Pd 0.41.4-extended-rc1)
> Thanks,
> Lorenzo
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi Lorenzo,

[key] and [keyup] are dependant on keyboard settings in your OS. In 
Ubuntu 9.04 you can turn off Repeat Keys under 
System/Preferences/Keyboard. In windows I think you can slow the key 
repeat rate down, but not disable it completely. I don't know about Mac OS.

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